Maulwurfkuchen (German mole cake)

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Johanna

Johanna

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef

“This cake reminds me of my childhood. My family always used one specific baking mix when we made it, but with this recipe you can confidently leave the premade baking mixes in the supermarket and prepare the cake on your own.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
60
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-12+
eggs
180 g sugar
125 g unsalted butter
3 tsp vanilla sugar
50 g flour
20 g unsweetened cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
100 g ground almonds
110 g chocolate shavings
600 g whipped cream
3 tsp whipped cream stabilizer
bananas
½ lemon
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • springform pan
  • parchment paper
  • 6 bowls
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • wire rack
  • rubber spatula
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • citrus press
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a springform pan with parchment
paper. Separate the eggs and set the one with the egg yolks aside. Beat egg whites with some of the sugar until stiff peaks
form.
    • eggs
    • 60 g sugar
    • oven
    • springform pan
    • parchment paper
    • 2 bowls
    • hand mixer with beaters

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a springform pan with parchment paper. Separate the eggs and set the one with the egg yolks aside. Beat egg whites with some of the sugar until stiff peaks form.

  • Step 2/4

    Stir the butter with some of the sugar and vanilla sugar until foamy. Little by little, stir in the egg yolks. Mix in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and ground almonds until a smooth batter forms. Fold in beaten egg whites and add some of the chocolate shavings. Transfer the dough to the springform pan and bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 30 min. Allow to cool completely.
    • 125 g unsalted butter
    • 60 g sugar
    • 1½ g vanilla sugar
    • 50 g flour
    • 20 g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1½ tsp baking powder
    • 100 g ground almonds
    • 50 g chocolate shavings
    • wire rack
    • 2 bowls
    • rubber spatula

    Stir the butter with some of the sugar and vanilla sugar until foamy. Little by little, stir in the egg yolks. Mix in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and ground almonds until a smooth batter forms. Fold in beaten egg whites and add some of the chocolate shavings. Transfer the dough to the springform pan and bake in the preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 30 min. Allow to cool completely.

  • Step 3/4

    Using a knife, cut around the edge of the cake base to form a ring of cake about 2 cm/0.8 in. wide, do cut all the way through! Then use a spoon to hollow out the center of ring you just made about 1 cm/1.6 in. deep. Crumble the spooned out cake into a bowl.
    • knife
    • bowl

    Using a knife, cut around the edge of the cake base to form a ring of cake about 2 cm/0.8 in. wide, do cut all the way through! Then use a spoon to hollow out the center of ring you just made about 1 cm/1.6 in. deep. Crumble the spooned out cake into a bowl.

  • Step 4/4

    Beat whipped cream with whipped cream stabilizer, vanilla
sugar, and the rest of the sugar until stiff. Fold in the rest of the chocolate shavings. Peel the bananas, cut them lengthwise in a half and drizzle them with lemon juice. Distribute the slized bananas onto the hollowed out cake base and spread over the whipped cream. Crumble the spooned out cake pieces on top. Allow cake to cool in the fridge for at least 1 hr.
    • 600 g whipped cream
    • 3 tsp whipped cream stabilizer
    • 1½ tsp vanilla sugar
    • 60 g sugar
    • 60 g chocolate shavings
    • bananas
    • ½ lemon
    • bowl
    • cutting board
    • citrus press

    Beat whipped cream with whipped cream stabilizer, vanilla sugar, and the rest of the sugar until stiff. Fold in the rest of the chocolate shavings. Peel the bananas, cut them lengthwise in a half and drizzle them with lemon juice. Distribute the slized bananas onto the hollowed out cake base and spread over the whipped cream. Crumble the spooned out cake pieces on top. Allow cake to cool in the fridge for at least 1 hr.